Elias Mertel

Prelude 176 by Elias Mertel

Prelude 176by Elias Mertel (1561-1626) Elias Mertel was a German lutenist and composer of the Late Renaissance era. He was originally from Wangenbourg and worked under Friedrich IV until 1595. He published collections of lute music, notably Hortus Musicalis in Strasbourg in 1615 including fantasies, preludes and fugues.

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